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Courage Campaign Reacts to Gov. Brown’s State of the State

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Courage Campaign on Gov. Brown’s State of the State

Statement by Dr. Paul Song, executive chairman of the California-based, on Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature today:

“With unprecedented surpluses brought about by Prop 30, we must ensure that we are using those dollars as they were intended, to restore funding to education and vital services. The only real way to deal with California’s long-term debt obligations is to grow our economy, and the only way we can do that is by investing in the people and institutions that make California great.

“We are dismayed by the cuts to health and human services that remain in Gov. Brown’s budget, despite the promises made during the 2012 campaign. Spending some of the surplus on the important needs that face Californians everyday is not an unnecessary indulgence, but a crucial investment. California needs a budget that first and foremost invests in our communities, families, and kids rather than obsessing over the debt. We urge Gov. Brown to use some of the State’s surplus to grow the economy by making California a leader in education — including universal Pre-K for all our children.”

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Angela Chavez